Running until March 18th, Winter at Ontario Place is a free, family-friendly festival to celebrate winter.  Open to the public seven days a week, visitors will get a chance to skate on a synthetic rink and take in film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere and enjoy winter-themed art displays and activities.

Winter at Ontario Place Highlights:

Winter Festival Ontario Place

A Winter Light Exhibition

A beautiful array of 12 illuminated light exhibits will be on display throughout the West Island of Ontario Place. The exhibit will be lit by fairy lights that cast a warm glow and guide visitors along a path as they explore the West Island.  Visitors to Winter Light Exhibition will experience exhibits ranging from illuminated water forms, digital winter themed imagery, structures emanating light from within, a 12-foot-tall freestanding icicle silo plus more creative exhibits.


An outdoor synthetic skating rink will be open to the public from December 8, 2017 – March 18th, 2018. The music will be family friendly and an outdoor concession stand will be serving snacks and warm beverages. Bring your own skate or rent a pair on-site. Skate sharpening will be available as well.

Movies at Cinesphere in IMAX®

The world’s first permanent IMAX® theatre has re-opened and will feature a variety of programming throughout Winter at Ontario Place. In addition to the Winter at Ontario Place programming, the iconic Cinesphere theatre is now open, showcasing year-round with regular IMAX® screenings.


To cap off a day of skating and exploring on the weekends, visitors will have a chance to enjoy a bonfire at the Ontario Place fire pit. Located on the north end of Cedar Cove, the fire pit is just steps away from the skating rink.

Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail

Located on the East Island of Ontario Place, this wonderful new park is open all year-round. The paths are accessible and cleared with lots of room to build snow sculptures!

Illuminated Island

Fairy lights will cast a warm glow on the West Island paths and event grounds as visitors explore Winter at Ontario Place

Winter at Ontario Place Details:

When: December 8, 2017 – March 28, 2018
Where: Ontario Place
Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd West
Time: Events have various times
Cost: FREE